Sunday, June 24, 2007

Boids



Pics of a couple of birds taken on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Florida.

The first one is a snowy egret (I'm fairly sure) out in the grass. There had been a fair bit of rain and the water levels of all the lakes had gone up. Probably providing better hunting for fellas like this one. I just liked the look of this one bird out there all by his lonesome.

I'm going to prove my ignorance of the natural world here (yet again) by saying I think this is a pigeon. He walked goofy like pigeons do, and he's shaped like a pigeon, but I sure as heck have never seen a pigeon colored colored up as fancy as this guy is. His red eyeballs were pretty creepy too.

Have a great Sunday friends!

6 comments:

Leanne said...

Yep, that's a pigeon alright (http://intricateart.com/photography/category/pigeons/)

They sure are stunning in the Florida sun!

Bob-kat said...

Leanne is right - it's a pigeon.

I love the white of the egret against the water :)

Moi said...

I think its pigeon to...did it have red feet? we spotted one with red feet at the southern most point in Key West.....u can imagine, how its red feet became a source of all kinda jokes...with Cuba being only 90 miles away :)

I love the white of the snowy egrets.....they are so aptly named...

John Roberts said...

We had friends in Poplarville, MS whose last name was Boyd. They named their house in the country "Boyd's Nest". Your title reminded me of them.

Lori said...

Lovely photos! Yes, I agree with you and everybody that that is indeed a pigeon. We have way too many of them here in NYC. This must be one of the fancy variety!

CG said...

Yep, it's a pigeon!! Great pics xx